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Training Program Structure

The fellowship will accept one fellow every two years. Fellows will typically be MDs who have completed two to three years of surgery residency. A two-year commitment to the fellowship will be required. Fellows may participate in courses offered at the University of Wisconsin School of Education, while engaging in a specifically defined and mentored surgical education research project. Specific areas of research and curricular emphasis will be defined by the fellow’s individual interests under the direction of expert faculty mentors from the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery. Through course work, seminars, conferences, and direct individual research mentorship, the trainees will obtain knowledge and skills in these areas:

  • Study design
  • Communication of research findings
  • Scientific writing
  • Research knowledge specific to primary field of study
  • Broad research knowledge in surgical education
  • Ethics/ responsible conduct of research
  • Grant writing
  • Career development/leadership

Fellows have the option to earn a master’s degree in education. Potential opportunities include but are not limited to programs in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Participants are encourage to explore the School of Education’s webpage on academic departments for other options. Depending on the fellows’ research interests, they may also choose to explore research partnership opportunities with faculty in the College of Engineering. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System